Power Train II Syllabus for 2021-2022
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DEMR-1347-001 Power Train II


Prequisite: AUMT 1305

Course Description

Continuation of fundamentals and theory of power train systems. Emphasis on disassembly, inspection and repair of power train components.

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(3 sem hrs; 2 lec, 2 lab)

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  1. Heavy Duty Systems 2e Textbook ISBN:  9781284150933
  2. Diesel Engines 1e Textbook           ISBN: 9781284067057
  3. Systems 2e Online Access Code – 1 Year.  ISBN:  9781284267747
  4. Diesel Engines 1e Online Access Code – 1 Year.  ISBN:  9781284191820
  5. Preferred Fundamentals of Automotive Technology Online – 1 Year  ISBN:   9781284169478


BUNDLE ISBN:  9781284225556


Every student will be required to wear an approved AC logo shirt to both class and lab. Pants will be respectable and wore properly, waist up around the waist where they belong.  Safety glasses are the responsibility of the student and will be worn at all times while in the shop/lab environment. Clean up materials will be supplied as needed. Special tools will be supplied as needed. Safety shoes/boots, with slip resistance soles. Steel toes not required. No regular tennis shoes allowed.

Tools are not required to be brought to class by the student. Necessary tools and equipment are provided for in class use for assigned class and lab projects.

Tools are required for student employment during program and before graduation. Tool Purchase Opportunities with discounts at Mac, Snap-on and Western Equipment will be given and encouraged.

Cost for these tools and boxes average $1500.00 - $2000.00. You are responsible for purchasing these tools before graduation.

Required professional and safety attire is mandatory for class and laboratory participation.

Diesel Tool List
Name of Tool Cost
1/4 drive tool set with metric and standard sockets  
3/8 drive tool set with metric and standard sockets $165.99
1/2 drive tool set with metric and standard sockets  
Combination end wrenches 5/16” to 15/16” $37.00
Combination end wrenches 6mm to 19mm $37.00
Pliers set depends on # of pieces
Screwdriver set $25.99
Gasket Scraper $13.99
Pry bar set depends on # of pieces
Torx set T10-T30 $14.99
Ball peen hammer set $19.99
Blow gun $9.99
Battery cleaning tool $2.99
15 pc hex/torx socket brake service kit $89.99
Digital multimeter- volts, amps, ohms settings $115.99
Safety Glasses $3.00
134a Air conditioning Gauge set with hoses ??????
Probe type Thermometer 0-150 degree F $22.99
Small roll around tool box or tool cart that is lockable $209.99
Total $769.89
prices are subject to change at anytime  

Disciplinary action is at instructor’s discretion.

Student Performance

End-of-Course Outcomes:  Evaluate component failures; interpret power flow concepts; and repair power train components.

This class is a continuation of heavy duty truck power train systems. The systems of Torque converters, Automatic transmissions, and Electronically automated standard transmission. This will include servicing and repairing of these components.

Hands on lab/shop work, will help prepare students for work in a shop environment and for ASE tests.

Students will know the operations of automatic and electronically automated standard  transmission. They will know how to troubleshoot and repair  problems with these systems.


Use appropriate

electronic service tool(s)

and procedures to diagnose

automated mechanical transmission problems; check and record diagnostic

codes, clear codes, and interpret digital multi meter (DMM) readings;

determine needed action.

 Check transmission fluid level and condition; determine needed service;

add proper type of lubricant.

Inspect for leakage and replace transmission cover plates, gaskets, seals,

and cap bolts; inspect seal surfaces and vents; repair as needed.

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As a participating student in Amarillo College Technical Programs, you will be expected to act, perform and train in a professional manner. The following rules and guidelines are to be followed by everyone for your safety and to foster a learning environment.

Attendance: Unless it is an emergency, we highly recommend you not miss class. Recovery of missed information will be the responsibility of you (the student). Class begins at the scheduled time. If you are not in your seat in class or at the designated location during laboratory exercises, you will be counted tardy. You will be required to show an acceptable understanding of the topic(s) covered during your absence. Check syllabus for your instructor’s policy regarding attendance.

Professional Attire: Required professional attire and PPE is mandatory for class and laboratory participation. Every student will be required to wear an approved AC logo shirt to both class and lab. Shirts must be ordered through your advisor during the registration process. It is recommended that you purchase one shirt for every class in which you are registered

Pants will be:  clean and well maintained

 no large rips or tears  held at the waist (i.e., no sagging)

 blue jeans or long pants (no sweats/exercise pants)

 have no hanging chains/loose strings (safety issue)

AC Shirts must be tucked in at all times while in the classroom and lab, unless otherwise stated by your Instructor. You are expected to reflect the dignity, pride and respect of an industry professional. As a representative of Amarillo College’s Technical Education Program you shall wear your AC logo shirt while in the classroom and on the training field or in the laboratory.

There will be no caps, hats, bandanas, beanies, or hoods worn in Amarillo College class rooms. Religious or medicinal attire must be discussed with your instructor and/or Department Chair. Lab attire will be determined by your instructor. Please check your syllabus.

Your Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) shall be worn when indicated by the instructor in charge during any training, field, or laboratory exercises. It is your responsibility to keep your equipment clean and in good shape.

Tools / Equipment / Books / Supplies / PPE: You must come to class with the required list of tools/equipment/books/supplies/PPE listed on your syllabus in order to participate and earn credit for the day

Conduct: Due to the importance of maintaining a safe atmosphere for the training, disruptive behavior will not be tolerated. All students are expected to be respectful, courteous, attentive and quiet in order to support the learning environment.

Amarillo College Campuses are Smoke Free as of August 1, 2016. Smoking is permitted off of College property.

You will refrain from the use of abusive or slanderous language. There will be no horseplay, fighting, harassment or misconduct by anyone. Any student who uses, has in their possession, or is under the influence of illegal drugs or alcohol on campus or at the training field will immediately be turned over to the campus police for appropriate action. There will be a ZERO tolerance policy and immediate steps taken toward withdrawal from Amarillo College.

Anyone who is caught cheating on an exam or quiz will immediately be excused from class and not allowed to return. This is an Amarillo College rule and will be strictly enforced. This applies to plagiarism as well.

Electronic Devices: All electronic devices producing audible sounds must be silenced during class and on the laboratory/training field. All visual slides and materials are the property of the College and may be copyright protected, hence no photocopy is allowed. See the syllabus for your instructor’s policy on this matter.

Grievances: Any student who feels that there is a conflict with a course instructor should first make every effort to resolve the matter with the instructor. If you are unable to resolve differences, you should seek resolution from the immediate supervisor of the instructor, or course coordinator, or Associate Dean of Technical Education.

NOTE: Compliance with the Amarillo College Technical Education Code of Professional Conduct is mandatory for class participation

Grading Criteria

Grading Criteria
20% daily attendance and participation
15% homework
15% tests
30% labs and tasksheets
20% final exam all students must take the final on campus
Finals are the last week of the 8 weeks. Review and cleanup will be Monday and Tuesday of that week. Finals will be Wednesday and Thursday 



If a student misses 10% of total class time they get deducted a letter grade
Students must attend class 75% of scheduled class time or they will be asked dropped from the class or fail
Students arriving 15 or more minutes late or leave 15 or more minutes early receive a 50% for the day
All assignments have a Due date and will not be accepted after that date

Students must wear AC logo work shirt for class

Mandatory Tutoring for 70% or below, 2hrs per week per course.

Only will reopen the previous week after current week is complete, previous week can only be completed to a 80%.


This schedule is a tentative outline of times and test.  These dates are subject to change dependent on speed of individual classes and informational transition to students.  If you plan on missing any days of instruction, your instructor must be given this information in writing, or E-Mail.  Failure to follow these instructions forfeits the student’s ability to make up work test outside of the instructors permission. 

This class will meet on Monday and Wednesday

Module 1   Discuss syllabus and class objectives.  Questions and answers. Discuss lab and shop safety 

Module 2   Chapter 46  Torque Converters

Module 3 Chapter 47 Planetary Gear Concepts

Module 4  Chapter  48 Hydraulically Controlled Automatic Transmissions

Module 5  Chapter 49 Electronically Controlled Automatic Transmissions

Module 6 Chapter 50 Maintaining Automatic Transmissions

Module 7 Chapter  51 Heavy Duty Drive Shafts

Module 8 Chapter 52 Heavy Duty Drive Axles

Module 9 Chapter 53 Servicing and Maintaining Drive Axles

Module 10 Final test.

Additional Information

Enrolling in this class will qualify the student for large Snap-on and MAC tool discounts on required tools for class and work. See instructor.

Students are advised to have an after one job as a Diesel Technician helper at a local dealership or repair facility.

Syllabus Created on:

03/15/22 10:26 AM

Last Edited on:

03/15/22 10:31 AM